The buzz around just how good Greek wines really are grows steadily louder. Now you can get ahead of the curve and impress your friends and colleagues with your superb grasp of the great Greek grape by signing up for a tasting masterclass at the Hotel Grande Bretagne’s sumptuous Wine Library.
Each Thursday evening, between 6-7pm, GB offers wine fans the chance to make the expert acquaintance of some of Greece’s biggest viniculture stars hailing from many contrasting landscapes: from the Moschofileros from Mantinia and the famed Santorini Assyrtikos; to the Xinomavros from Naoussa in Northern Greece and the oh-so-sweet Samos Muscat appellations, adored all around the world.
The GB’s marvellously-atmospheric Wine Library is an oenophile’s delight. It showcases some 3,500 labels, both Greek indigenous and premium international varieties, stored at the appropriate temperature, in an eye-catching, floor-to-ceiling display. During the weekly Greek Wine masterclasses, wine lovers can drink in the stately ambience of the library’s vintage carved furniture, elegant candelabras and rich brocade rugs at the mezzanine of the GB Corner, while sommelier Evangelos Psofidis unleashes his contagious passion for Hellenic Wines.
The curated evenings also make for a particularly memorable corporate entertaining experience or special benchmark birthday celebration. To take part, you must have a minimum of four people (maximum of 14). The cost is €45 per person. To reserve, call 210.333.0766 or visit HERE while to learn more about the wines you’ll taste, click HERE
Insider Weekly, August 30, 2017.